15 Ideas for a Children’s Discovery Garden

Posted by Nicole Bradley on Aug 12, 2016 3:17:39 PM

 

We found this article and we just HAD to share it with you!  

We all know that children (and adults!) THRIVE when they get outside and active.  Here is a great article by Laura Gaskill that was posted on Houzz with a few examples of fun and creative ways that we can transform our traditional backyards into amazing and engaging discovery zones for our families!  This is a great way to encourage our children to get outside and active.  

At Sebert Landscape we are passionate about encouraging families, companies, and communities to Come Alive Outside.  Visit our Sebert Events page on our website to see if one of our Come Alive Outside events will be in your area.    We will be hosting 3 Come Alive Outside events in 2017 and we want you to join us!  You can find photos from past events here.  

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Topics: Company Culture, Hardscaping, Landscape Design/Build, healthy habits, grow your own food

GROWING COMMUNITY

Posted by Nicole Bradley on Nov 11, 2015 9:55:34 AM

The Natural Prairie & Community Garden at Advocate Sherman Hospital produces a bounty of benefits.

When Advocate Sherman Hospital constructed its new location in Elgin, Ill., an expanse of land on the property was a blank canvas. Master Gardener Patsy Hirsch, a regular volunteer at the hospital, saw more than empty space. She asked then CEO Rick Floyd, “Wouldn’t this be a great place to put in a community garden?”

That conversation seven years ago planted the seed for Advocate Sherman Community Garden. “We make people healthy here through our services in the hospital, but it really starts with what we ‘put in’ and ‘take out’ of our bodies through food and exercise,” Hirsch relates.

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Topics: Sustainability, Company Culture, master gardener, healthy habits, grow your own food, community gardens, garden, where does our food come from, community partnerships

Best Professional Organizations in Chicago (REVIEWS)

Posted by Kim Riebel on Feb 3, 2015 6:00:00 AM

 

Staying connected to the community is an important value at Sebert Landscaping, and we do this in a variety of ways. For one, we run a lean operation that takes into consideration the environment and our clients’ properties. We also take pride in our commitment to creating “green” spaces and helping members of our communities — whether they’re clients or not — put sustainable solutions in place.

We feel like the more people we can touch with this message, the more we can benefit every Illinois commercial landscape on in Western Chicago suburbs we serve.

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Topics: Company Culture

Jeff's Story: Growing Sebert Over A Lifetime

Posted by Jeff Sebert on Jun 11, 2014 10:46:00 AM

As a landscape professional, sometimes we work in conditions that don’t do justice to our training and skill. For me, that is far from reality. I have had the opportunity not only to talk the talk but also walk the walk.

It was my love for nature that inspired me to start my business in 1985. As a kid, I spent a lot of time at a pond near my home in Wood Dale, IL. I played around this pond all summer and in the winter. The cold weather didn’t deter me; I would use the pond as an ice skating rink.

Growing A Willow, Growing A Business

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Topics: Sustainability, Company Culture

Sebert Supports PLANET's Student Career Days

Posted by Kim Riebel on Mar 31, 2014 12:23:00 PM

Sebert Landscaping professionals just returned from the “Olympics of Landscaping,” or what is also known as the Professional Landcare Network’s Annual Student Career Days.

Each year, Student Career Days is the largest collegiate competition event in the country with 850 college students from 65 of the nation’s top horticulture and landscape programs attending. Students compete in various landscape-related events and educational workshops to become schooled on the skills they’ll need to succeed in the landscape and horticulture industry, including 3-D landscape design, efficient irrigation installation and techniques, hardscape design and installation, plant and weed identification and even business management, to name a few.   

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Topics: Company Culture

How Sebert’s Safety Program Benefits Our Employees & Commercial Landscape Clients

Posted by Kim Riebel on Mar 31, 2014 9:37:00 AM

As the spring season slowly arrives with warmer temperatures, buds bursting on landscape plants and trees and turf growing green (yes, despite this harsh Chicago winter, we promise spring is on its way), our crews are preparing for our busiest time of year on commercial properties.

That makes April an essential time to also remind our employees about the importance of safety on the job. Maintaining a safe workplace is a central priority at Sebert Landscaping.

While each of our branches focuses on targeted safety topics with their crews each week, we use April as a chance to have a company-wide safety kick-off meeting with all of our employees to ensure safety is top-of-mind going into this busy season. During the meeting, special expert speakers from inside and outside the company address a variety of safety topics and employees can win prizes (last year, some employees won jerseys from popular professional soccer players). This meeting is a fun and timely way to reinforce safety as a priority throughout the year.

At Sebert, safety has many significant benefits. Here are a few of the key advantages of an organized and well-thought-out safety program.

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Topics: Company Culture